ABSTRACT: The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) is among the most important external policies of the EU. Unfortunately, it has not substantially influenced EU member states as was intended. This led to other regional EU initiatives that have similar aims but took a more differentiated and country-specific approach. One of these initiatives, the Eastern Partnership Initiative, will be discussed in detail in this article. Using empirical research conducted in Prague in September 2010, the Czech Republic’s role in this initiative is explored.
KEYWORDS: security community, executives, ENP, EPI, membership